Down The Squirrel Hole

Pigtails on a guy are just plain wrong, dude.

Pigtails on a guy are just plain wrong, dude.

meccamuzakmondaysRainy days and Mondays may have always brought down Karen Carpenter, but those squares in the second column on your calendar are a reason to celebrate if you are a fan of The Nest!  That’s because every Monday, me and DJ Scratchy put the needle on the record of another groovy cut from the Mecca Muzak CD that wears out the eardrums of customers and associates all over this wonderful land of ours.

This week, me and my homeponeh are going to feature a most excellent song from the legendary Brandon Boyd!



My bad.  Brandon Boyd is best known as the lead singer, and one of the founders of the band Incubus.  Incubus has had a whole string of hits on Billboard’s Modern Rock chart over the past 15 years, but they are best remembered for the one song that got them into the upper 25% of the pop Top 40, “Drive,” a wonderful song in itself which not only is a two-time Mecca CD entry, but it was also released as a single the same week as all of this was going on

Maybe this is the song Amy should've sang instead.

Maybe this is the song Amy should’ve sang instead.

During the current decade of the 21st Century, Boyd has done some solo work… as well as a collaboration with producer Brendan O’Brien under the name Sons of the Sea.  It was as this latter entity that Boyd released the 2013 song “Come Together”, which landed on both of the first two Mecca CD’s of 2014, and helped make the first half of the year sound oh so good when it came on….

I’m glad I’m not the only one who absolutely loves this song!

This kind of dancing is totally encouraged in Mecca.

This kind of dancing is totally encouraged in Mecca.

It has a great melody, great beat, and really cool lyrics… I’d think it would be hard not to like this song.

rainbow unicorn hate

Excuse me, jackass!

Of course, there are the haters, and you know they’re gonna hate.  The comments on the YouTube video I embedded here, as well as another one that contains this song that I checked out this morning, have plenty of venom spewed Boyd’s way for his solo work being a “sell out” of his Incubus days.  I have no idea what that’s all about, but if this kind of music is “selling out”, then please, I encourage more fringe artists to go for the gold out there!

Well.... most artists, anyway.

Well…. most artists, anyway.

And that’s all for this week’s edition of Mecca Muzak Monday!  But before I go, due to the title of today’s spotlight tune, I would be remiss if I didn’t please my Fab Four fans out there….

I won’t mention that I prefer Aerosmith’s version… 😉

I heard that!!!

I heard that!!!

About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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11 Responses to Down The Squirrel Hole

  1. NotAPunkRocker says:

    Kinda cool. Yeah, the hairstyle takes away from the “Incubus” style but OK.

    Cute owl! 🙂

  2. I like Drive and I like Wish You Were Here too. I never heard about Sons of the Sea (living in the ole world lol), but it’s great! thanks for sharing, think I grab this song for my playlist :o)

  3. WalkToRio says:

    I’ve never heard of Incubus, but then, I’m so out of touch with new music. And by new I mean anything from 1990 up to today.
    I don’t see Merbear commenting yet, but I’m sure she’ll have something interesting to say.
    Have a nice week!

  4. Wow! The Mecca dancers must be amaaazing! 😀

  5. 1jaded1 says:

    This song is pretty good!

  6. T_Bone says:

    I can think of a certain bull who should be in that last picture….Aerosmith did a fair job of it, but it’s still comparing a Ford Taurus to a Ferrari…

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